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Ring Festival LA: The Legacy

(11) Comments | Posted July 16, 2010 | 11:40 AM

This is my final post on Ring Festival LA, which concluded on June 30. Los Angeles Times music critic Mark Swed proclaimed that "LA Opera's Ring had become an LA Opera's Ring instant LA legend." And Donna Perlemutter commented in the Huffington Post that the

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The Twilight of the Festival

(1) Comments | Posted June 30, 2010 | 12:26 PM

The final notes of Götterdämmerung sounded on Saturday evening. Fittingly, the Wagner Society of Southern California presented the final Ring Festival LA symposium on Sunday at the Goethe Institute while Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica closed the Festival with collision/theory in a new...

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All Right, Mr. DeMille, Ready for the Close-Up

(1) Comments | Posted May 28, 2010 | 4:16 PM

After a long countdown that began with the launch of Ring Festival LA at LACMA on April 15, Los Angeles truly becomes "Bayreuth by the Beach" on Memorial Day weekend with the opening of the first of three cycles of The Ring by Richard Wagner at...

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Ho-jo-to-ho! High Art And Pop Culture Put a Ring on It, LA Style

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2010 | 4:21 PM

The legendary diva Maria Callas once said: "An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down." She could have been referring to all that happens behind the scenes before an operatic production hits the stage and how the experience lingers in the...

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Ring Festival Fever

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2010 | 11:23 AM

"With Los Angeles in the grips of Ring Festival LA fever launched by the L.A. Opera's presentation of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen..." - so began an LA Times article last week about Ring Festival LA offerings. And, indeed, the fever is not abating.

A wide...

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Festivals Within a Festival

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2010 | 2:56 PM

Ring Festival LA is in swing. Cinephiles and connoisseurs of the unusual will not be disappointed in upcoming Festival events.

The triumvirate of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the LA County Museum of Art, and the Goethe Institute will co-present Fritz Lang's brilliant silent film fantasy

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A Different Kind of Festival

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2010 | 5:24 PM

Classical KUSC 91.5 FM calls Los Angeles the "Creative Capital of the World."
To answer skeptics, USC Stevens Institute for Innovation provides the data and comments "There are more artists, writers, filmmakers, actors, dancers and musicians living and working in Los Angeles than any...

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Ring Around Los Angeles

(2) Comments | Posted April 20, 2010 | 3:01 PM

Long before Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, or The Matrix lit up movie screens, the 19th-century German composer Richard Wagner envisioned a cycle of four operas that unfolded an epic story over a number of episodes. The Ring of the Nibelung, as the cycle is called, is...

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